Last week a live streaming of a TEDx CERN event titled “Breaking the Rules” was held in Physicum. Among the speakers stood out a Finnish contributor, well-known Linda Liukas. Linda is a programmer, a startupper and a champion of women in computer science. In 2010 she co-founded Rails Girls, an ongoing project to involve women with little to no experience in programming.
In 2012 she was named Digital Champion of Finland for her efforts of promoting digital culture:
In 2014, Linda successfully (over)funded a project through Kickstarter: Hello Ruby. It’s a nicely illustrated book, a “coding fairytale” (for kids aged 4-8), available in several languages. I bought my copy in Finnish last week!
The Gender Summit is a joint meeting of researchers, gender scientists and policy makers from all over the world, aimed at analysing how gender bias or discrimination affect the quality of research and at unifying forces to end gender inequality in innovation.